October 8th seems too soon to be out in the yard raking/blowing leaves, yet there I was. My theory this year is that ongoing smaller efforts to remove leaves will be easier than waiting until late Nov./early Dec. after all the leaves have fallen. The subject of ‘race’ and how we as people view race related issues continues to befuddle me. For example, why do some people, whites mostly, consider the children of a black/white relationship to be “black”? Do blacks consider such children to be “white”? I’m bothered that whites continue to view the world revolving around them and their definition of how they think things should be. So what brought this on? Just a comment that the musician Lenny Kravitz was viewed as ‘black’ because of who his mother was. I see him as neither black nor white or maybe both. Does it matter?
Next not-so-random thought- neither my wife nor I have seen an episode of ‘Sex and the City’. (we don’t have cable/satellite) Watching TV recently we saw a GAP ad and my wife commented on how pretty the girl in the ad is. I asked her if she knew who the girl was and my wife said “she was in Square Pegs”. I was going to say something about her being married to Ferris Bueller. (neither of our frames of reference is up to date for Sarah Jessica Parker) She then commented that the guy in the add was good looking. Lenny Kravitz of course.